10/08/15 12:00pm


We’ve gone pink for breast cancer awareness for the month of October. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

On the awareness aspect, it is meant to encourage women to seek care for themselves and get checked, reminding them that early detection is important.

A great local charity to support is the Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer in honor of former Alexandria City Manager Vola Lawson. I have donated and hope you can too.

10/09/15 3:14pm


The City of Alexandria, Virginia is asking employees, residents and community members to participate in a traffic study survey for the Duke Street and West Taylor Run areas of Alexandria.

This important survey will be used to better gauge wider input on the City’s three proposals, and to add a proposal for addressing safety on Seminary Road and Quaker Lane. The following survey seeks to achieve these goals, and will be available through October 23, 2015.

The survey results will be available on the project website at this link and takes only minutes to complete.

To complete the survey, please visit this link.

10/09/15 2:49pm

Alexandria Mayor Bill EuilleAlexandria, Virginia Mayor Bill Euille released this statement on the October 7th homicide on Belle Pre Way in the North Old Town area of Alexandria, Virginia.

“Any homicide in our city is one too many; is totally unacceptable and most unfortunate. Crime will not be tolerated by our citizens and communities. We respect the high quality of life shared by all, and pleased that our crime rate is at an all time 40 year low.

This is only the second homicide year to date, and I am confident our police will be diligent in their investigation and will bring this case to a close in a timely manner. However, I would encourage our citizens to share any information they may have about this incident with the police, to assist them with this investigation.

Our thoughts are with Mr. Williams’ family and friends.

We will always remain a safe city for our residents and visitors.”

10/09/15 1:55pm

Deadline to Register and Update Virginia
Voter Registration coming up fast!

voted stickerThe legal deadline to register to vote in the November 3 General Election is Tuesday, October 13.

In Alexandria, the November 3 election will include contests for Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates, and Alexandria Mayor, City Council and School Board.

If you haven’t registered to vote yet, here’s what you need to do quickly in order to be able to vote.


10/09/15 1:27pm

The City of Alexandria has announced that they will be providing Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (D.P.O.R.) Code Update Training for the public.

The training provides associated D.P.O.R. continuing education credits in one day, at one location, and for free!

Please view the image below for more details and registration information.


10/09/15 12:52pm


City of Alexandria Receives Highest Certification for Virginia Municipal League’s Go Green Government Challenge


On Tuesday, October 6, the City of Alexandria was recognized by the Virginia Municipal League (VML) with highest platinum-level certification for being a green and sustainable government.  The Go Green Government Challenge, a VML initiative, encourages local governments to implement specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce carbon emissions generated by both the local government and the broader community.

VML’s platinum-level certification, the highest level for local governments.  This is the eighth consecutive year VML has recognized the City at this highest level as part of the Go Green Government Challenge Program.

The City was given maximum innovation points for:

  1. developing the new Metroway premium bus service on the Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway,
  2. launching SolarizeAlexandria to help residents go solar,
  3. retrofitting 90 percent  of the City’s traffic lights with LED, and
  4. participating in the Energy Masters Volunteer Training Program.

For more information regarding the City’s Office of Environmental Quality, visit this link or the City’s Eco-City Alexandria initiative, visit this link.

10/09/15 11:38am

Via WMATA, reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of October 9-11 with track work and service adjustments beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

  • Three stations will be closed this weekend: Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church.
  • Silver Line trains will replace Orange Line service this weekend with all Silver Line trains running between Wiehle-Reston East and New Carrollton every 8 minutes during daytime hours.
  • Riders traveling to/from Orange Line stations should board a Silver Line train to make their trip.
  • Riders traveling to/from Blue/Silver stations between Largo Town Center and Benning Road should use only Blue Line trains.
  • Red, Blue, Green and Yellow lines are on regular weekend schedules.

Early Opening Sunday morning for the for Army Ten-Miler

Metrorail will open two hours early, at 5 a.m., on Sunday, October 11, for riders traveling to the Army Ten-Miler. The closest Metro stop to the start of the race is Pentagon on the Blue and Yellow lines.

Columbus Day service information

On Columbus Day, Monday, October 12, Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate at Saturday service intervals (every 6 to 12 minutes during daytime hours). Off-peak fares will be in effect all day and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities.